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ARUA Holds Capacity Building Workshop for Institutional Research Managers

Over 50 institutional research officers from all 23 ARUA member universities converged in Nairobi, Kenya for the third Capacity Building Workshop, hosted by the University of Nairobi. The two-day workshop, which took place on June 24-25, 2024, formed part of activities planned under Phase 3 of the ARUA-Carnegie Data-Gathering & Benchmarking Project to allow for peer learning and the establishment of best practices for institutional research at ARUA universities.

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Prof Ernest Aryeetey Awarded Honorary Doctor of Science by University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow today at a special ceremony conferred an honorary Doctor of Science (DSc) degree on Professor Ernest Aryeetey, out-going Secretary-General of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA). Professor Aryeetey was recognized for his transformative leadership and exceptional contributions to academia and research across the African continent.

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ARUA Honours Prof. Ernest Aryeetey for Transformative Leadership

Last Friday, 24 May 2024, ARUA honoured its out-going Secretary-General, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, for exceptional service to the Alliance and African higher education, culminating in a distinguished tenure that began with ARUA’s inception in March 2015. The ceremony, organized by the Future Africa Campus of University of Pretoria, took place at a dinner celebrating both the fifth anniversary of Future Africa and Prof. Aryeetey’s retirement. This followed the conclusion of his final Board meeting.

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ARUA Welcomes Professor Mosa Moshabela as New Vice-Chancellor of UCT

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) congratulates Professor Mosa Moshabela on his appointment as the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town (UCT). As the former Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Professor Moshabela has worked closely with ARUA, contributing significantly to our mission of advancing collaborative research and higher education in Africa. We look forward to his continued impact.

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Future Africa Campus Hosts ARUA Board

The ARUA Board convened a two-day meeting on May 23 – 24, 2024, at the Future Africa campus of the University of Pretoria, focusing on the ambitious ARUA-Mastercard Collaborative PhD program initiative. This groundbreaking initiative aims to train 1,000 PhDs annually over the next decade, marking a significant stride toward enhancing research capacity and innovation across the African continent.

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ARUA SG Advocates for a New Research Ecosystem in Africa at WUN Forum

Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary-General of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), has underscored the urgent need for a transformative business model in African research collaboration. He made this known while delivering a keynote address titled, “Developing a New Research and Innovation Ecosystem for Africa through Effective Partnership” at the 2024 Presidents Forum of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

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